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Console Manuals: Atari 5200

The Atari 5200 SuperSystem, commonly known as the Atari 5200, is a video game console that was introduced in 1982 by Atari Inc. as a higher-end complementary console for the popular Atari 2600. The 5200 was created to compete with the Intellivision, but wound up more directly competing with the ColecoVision shortly after its release.

The 5200 was based on Atari Inc.'s existing 400/800 computers and the internal hardware was almost identical, although software was not directly compatible between the two systems. The 5200's controllers have an analog joystick and a numeric keypad along with start, pause and reset buttons. The 360-degree non-centering joystick was touted as offering more control than the eight-way joystick controller offered with the Atari 2600.

At one point following the 5200's release, Atari had planned a smaller, cost-reduced version of the Atari 5200, which would have removed the controller storage bin. Code-named the "Atari 5100" (a.k.a. "Atari 5200 Jr."), only a few fully working prototype 5100s were made before the project was canceled.

On May 21, 1984, during a press conference at which the Atari 7800 was introduced, company executives revealed that the 5200 had been discontinued after just two years on the market. Total sales of the 5200 were reportedly in excess of 1 million units.


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Atari 5200 Manual: Atari 5200 Owner's Manual (1983)(Atari)(US)[a][rev a]
Topics: atari, switch, console, television, controllers, power, adapter, game, switch box, controller,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Atari 5200 Owner's Manual (1982)(Atari)(US)
Topics: antenna, switch, television, cable, game, adapter, console, atari, ohm, box, selector switch, ohm...
Atari 5200 Manual: Atari 5200 Owner's Manual (1984)(Atari)(US)
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Atari 5200 Manual: Galaxian (1982)(Atari)
Topics: galaxian, game, fleet, figure, command, intergalactic, controller, flagship, center, screen,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Vanguard (1983)(Atari)
Topics: spaceship, fire, tunnel, points, kemlus, vanguard, press, zone, gond, joystick, red fire, tunnel...
Atari 5200 Manual: Atari 5200 Trak-Ball Controller (1983)(Atari)(US)
Topics: console, atari, game, rtariguide, keypad, pause, button, reset, ihe ball, buttons, press pause
Atari 5200 Manual: Star Wars - Return Of The Jedi - Death Star Battle (1983)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: death, parker, star, energy, ship, interceptors, game, fireballs, millennium, tie, death star, tie...
Atari 5200 Manual: Installing the TV-Game Switch Box (1983)(Atari)(US)
Topics: antenna, switch, vhf, cable, connect, connector, balun, television, screws, box, video game, short...
Atari 5200 Manual: Space Shuttle - A Journey Into Space (1983)(Activision)
Topics: shuttle, altitude, pitch, joystick, oms, orbit, axis, reentry, satellite, speed, cargo bay, red...
Atari 5200 Manual: Star Trek - Strategic Operations Simulator (1983)(Sega)
Topics: enterprise, destroy, klingon, klingons, shields, warp, starbase, joystick, photon, nomad, klingon...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Mario Bros. (1983)(Atari)
Topics: coin, pests, pest, mario, luigi, fireballs, pow, points, atari, coins, pow switch, pipe pests, coin...
Atari 5200 Manual: Star Wars - The Arcade Game (1984)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: wave, death, fireballs, joystick, bonus, star, catwalks, laser, parker, death star, fire buttons,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Space Invaders (1982)(Atari)
Topics: invaders, game, saucer, enemy, bombs, wave, vaders, figure, laser, invader, space invaders, enemy...
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Atari 5200 Manual: QIX (1982)(Atari)
Topics: qix, game, sparx, figure, screen, draw, strategy, marker, press, threshold, slow draw, game...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Pac-Man (1982)(Atari)
Topics: game, ghosts, atari, score, gobble, maze, energy, points, controllers, figure, energy pills, game...
Atari 5200 Manual: Q-bert (1983)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: obert, jumps, parker, color, changes, destination, cube, game, pyramid, points, parker brothers,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Realsports Football (1982)(Atari)
Topics: ball, defense, defensive, pass, receiver, atari, joystick, offense, game, play, lower fire,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Super Breakout (1982)(Atari)
Topics: ball, paddle, game, breakout, controller, bricks, player, figure, super, press, three balls, super...
Atari 5200 Manual: Activision Decathlon, The (1983)(Activision)
Topics: activision, warranty, scratch, press, attempts, joystick, decathlon, button, score, three attempts,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Defender (1982)(Atari)
Topics: defender, game, humanoids, alien, humanoid, smart, aliens, atari, destroy, figure, smart bombs,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Montezuma's Revenge (1984)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: panama, joe, inventory, difficulty, joystick, ama, jump, creatures, points, console, panama joe,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Gremlins (1986)(Atari)
Topics: mogwal, gremlins, mogwai, billy, atari, sword, cubes, peltzer, screen, flash
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Atari 5200 Manual: Ms. Pac-Man (1983)(Atari)
Topics: maze, game, skill, atari, score, gobble, intermission, ghosts, fruit, energy, game play, cartoon...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Zaxxon (1984)(Sega)
Topics: destroy, robot, space, planes, zaxxon, enemy, lor, joystick, fortress, player game, zaxxon robot,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Missile Command (1982)(Atari)
Topics: missile, wave, points, bonus, cities, abm, figure, waves, enemy, missiles, bonus city, wave point,...
Atari 5200 Manual: James Bond 007 (1983)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: parker, destroy, oil, mission, bond, craft, rig, stromberg, warranty, sunken, parker brothers, oil...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Joust (1983)(Atari)
Topics: wave, pterodactyl, buzzard, game, joust, opponents, lava, riders, egg, troll, buzzard riders, press...
Atari 5200 Manual: Atari 5200 Owner's Manual (1983)(Atari)(US)[rev 1]
Topics: antenna, switch, television, adapter, cable, box, ohm, atari, game, console, game cartridge,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Popeye (1984)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: popeye, platform, brutus, parker, spinach, points, punching, ledges, warranty, brothers, parker...
Atari 5200 Manual: Realsports Baseball (1983)(Atari)
Topics: ball, base, joystick, runner, activate, player, press, batter, game, baseball, lower fire, base...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Countermeasure (1982)(Atari)
Topics: turret, silo, supertank, press, skill, tank, timer, gun, controller, keypad, turret gun, timer...
Atari 5200 Manual: Meteorites (1983)(Electra Concepts)
Topics: meteorites, cartridge, ship, game, electra, photon, ships, player, warranty, concepts, electra...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Space Dungeon (1983)(Atari)
Topics: treasure, enemies, ship, treasures, rooms, depth, laser, game, controller, room, white square,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Robotron - 2084 (1983)(Atari)
Topics: joystick, robotrons, rhe, destroy, controller, game, points, human, cartridge, selects, joystick...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Pengo (1983)(Atari)
Topics: blocks, pengo, diamond, game, atari, controller, squashing, score, destroy, ice blocks, diamond...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Jungle Hunt (1983)(Atari)
Topics: boulders, joystick, cannibals, boulder, irom, jump, crocodile, press, leap, commodore
Atari 5200 Manual: Atari 5200 Owner's Manual (1983)(Atari)(US)[rev a]
Topics: atari, switch, console, television, controllers, controller, adapter, game, power, cartridge,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Wizard of Wor (1983)(CBS Electronics)
Topics: dungeon, worrior, cbs, wizard, worlings, worluk, worling, warranty, cartridge, game, radar scanner,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Realsports Tennis (1986)(Atari)
Topics: game, controller, atari, player, press, score, realsports, ball, tennis, players, realsports...
Atari 5200 Manual: Astro Chase (1983)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: joystick, button, parker, ram, chase, mega, saucer, energy, enemy, points, parker brothers,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Berzerk (1983)(Atari)
Topics: evil, robots, otto, robot, maze, game, press, shoot, skill, controller, evil otto, skill level
Atari 5200 Manual: Frogger (1983)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: frogger, tne, fragger, wraparound, tie, hop, ana, safely, screen, bay
Atari 5200 Manual: Ballblazer (1986)(Atari - Lucasfilm)
Topics: ball, crockett, xarta, plasmorb, rotofoil, blasts, goal, terran, orb, blast, orb blasts, final round
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Atari 5200 Manual: Gorf (1983)(CBS Electronics)
Topics: cbs, gorfian, flag, game, ship, invaders, gorf, space, warranty, mission, flag ship, video game,...
Atari 5200 Manual: River Raid (1983)(Activision)
Topics: fuel, river, bridge, cartridge, warranty, jet, game, actlvision, depot, enemy, fuel depot, red...
Atari 5200 Manual: Realsports Soccer (1983)(Atari)
Topics: ball, kick, controller, goal, fielder, center, control, team, option, game, switch player, control...
Atari 5200 Manual: Rescue on Fractalus (1986)(Atari - Lucasfilm)
Topics: pilot, ship, pilots, jaggi, gun, emplacements, valkyrie, level, jaggies, mother, mother ship, gun...
Atari 5200 Manual: Blue Print (1983)(CBS Electronics)
Topics: neighborhood, ollie, daisy, contraption, cbs, bomb, blueprint, fuzzy, game, warranty, video game,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Keystone Kapers (1984)(Activision)
Topics: keystone, crook, kelly, press, timer, cops, blarney, entire squad, warranty, elevator, cartridge,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Super Cobra (1983)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: rockets, chopper, artillery, ground, booty, active, parker, fuel, product, straight rockets, ground...
Atari 5200 Manual: Mountain King (1983)(CBS Electronics)
Topics: flame, spirit, explorer, golden, cbs, treasure, crown, joystick, flashlight, spider, flame spirit,...
Atari 5200 Manual: Gyruss (1984)(Parker Brothers)
Topics: vou, screen, enemy, warps, center, neptune, joystick, agon, earth, ana
Atari 5200 Manual: Quest for Quintana Roo (1984)(Sunrise Software)
Topics: sam, vault, pressing, temple, map, acid, bottom, rock, key, bottom fire, map rock, map vault,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Congo Bongo (1983)(Sega)
Topics: screen, congo, points, hunter, jungle, joystick, game, play, level, bongo, play level, congo bongo,...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Megamania (1983)(Activision)
Topics: blaster, enemy, cartridge, activision, warranty, mobile, blasters, energy, objects, score, mobile...
Atari 5200 Manual: Meebzork (1983)(Atari)(proto)
Topics: meebzork, game, gorgons, wave, button, press, keypad, planet, energy, black, wave number, keypad...
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Atari 5200 Manual: Zenji (1984)(Activision)
Topics: points, press, commodore, awarded, bonus, runstop, zen, beskte, pukating, avow
Atari 5200 Manual: Miner 2049er (1983)(Big Five Software)
Topics: station, bounty, tnt, bob, cannon, game, possessions, red button, mutant, pause, joystick, bounty...
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Mario Bros. (1986)(U)
Atari 5200 Manual: K-Razy Shootout (1983)(CBS Electronics)
Topics: droids, cbs, sector, commander, warranty, countdown, commanders, space, alien, game, cbs...
Atari 5200 Manual: Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom (1983)(Sega)
Topics: electron, saucers, alien, ship, posts, space, fuel, hoppers, round, mother, alien saucers, mother...
CX 5200 Field Service Manual Rev 4 (July 1983)(U)
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Star Wars The Arcade Game (1983)(U)
Atari 5200 Manual: Zone Ranger (1984)(Activision)
Topics: satellites, ond, ftess, loxh, ony, dote, beams, destroy, exit, vmecwed
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Dig Dug (1983)(U)
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Pac Man (1982)(U)
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James Bond 007 (1984)(U)
Atari 5200 Overlay: Star Raiders (1982)(Atari)(Overlay)
Atari 5200 Overlay: Countermeasure (1982)(Atari)(Overlay)
Atari 5200 Overlay: River Raid (1983)(Activision)(Overlay)
Atari 5200 Overlay: Blue Print (1983)(CBS Electronics)(Overlay)
Atari 5200 Overlay: Defender (1982)(Atari)(Overlay)
Atari 5200 Overlay: Centipede (1982)(Atari)(Overlay)
Atari 5200 Overlay: Super Breakout (1982)(Atari)[a](Overlay)
Atari 5200 Overlay: Pac-Man (1982)(Atari)(Overlay)